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May 21st, 2008

grumpy old bat

Theater of the Absurd, Where Are You?

Why is it, that in these latter days, people of my acquaintance, including children of Generation Whut-Evar!, can recall (if only dimly), the comedy of Cheech and Chong, but know not of Firesign Theater?

Why?

Yes, "Dave's not here, man" has a certain raffish charm, but put it up against, oh, I don't know...anything Firesign created and it pales into insignificance.

Really: "More Science High - it's gone!" "You must mean Nancy!" "I haven't felt this bad since 'M'!" "Deputy Dan is not your friend." "Aw, they never come up into the hills!" "Osiris, what has happened to your nose?" "I'm the biggest idiot in my country." "A square little fella, not from around here." "Porgy, tire-biter"....

Oh, come now. Are you going to tell me you don't know about Firesign Theater?

Friends, help me now - all you in the know, post your favorite lines, albums, characters, whatever, from Firesign - let me know that I'm not alone in thinking that Firesign is the proper American counterpart to the Pythons!